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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Friday, August 27, 2010

An evening at the theatre

I always enjoyed the Stainland Players. Technically there were usually problems, missed cues, forgotten lines even the occasional falling over but any detail problems were always overcome by the sheer gusto of the performance.

Torre del Rico is significantly smaller than Stainland. I'd seen a poster for a play, Nelo Bacora, being put on there by la Asociación de Mujeres Rurales (the Rural Women's Association) at 8pm this evening so we went along.

The snap was taken at 20.11 hrs. Not quite in full swing by the promised hour. A bit warm to start yet said the MC.

When it did start I have to be honest and say that the Stainland Players would get the better of it on any sort of technical or acting criteria. There were sound problems, prop problems, line problems and a lot of laughing from the cast whilst the passing tractors perfumed the outdoor auditorium with something very rural. Plenty of heart though. Good fun, even moreso because it was short.

I can't pretend I understood more than about 25% of what was said. I missed most of the puns and lots of the detail but we understood the basic plot. The women of Torre del Rico done good. Special praise to the woman wearing the uniform in the blurry snap. Her name is Carole, I delivered a lot of furniture to her a few years ago. She's English and she delivered her lines, in Spanish, really well. The product of several sleepless nights I suspect.

1 comment:

Carole Evans said...

Well blow me down with a feather! I've just seen this via the link from your recent post! Wow, I'm famous at last! Thank you!